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All Over the Map: Silk Road Music

Sun. July 6th 2008 2pm - 3pm Ron Basford Park - Granville Island (All Ages) 2pm - 3pm
Presented by: All over the Map
Silk Road Music presents a fascinating performance of Chinese and African dance. Highlife,Gumboot and Step-dancing from the African diaspora, Central Asian music of Xin-Jiang, colorful dance and costumes of hill tribes from Yunnan to the Mongolian plateau. The journey will unite some of Vancouver’s finest artists: Jacky Essombe, a heart warming Cameroonian dancer; Jessica Jone and Cheng xin Wei, a highly creative team redefining Chinese dance; Qiu xia He on Chinese pipa and vocal, Andre Thibault on guitar, oud and winds plus Pepe Danza on world percussion.

Jessica Jone and Cheng xin Wei
Jacky Essombe

Qiu xia He
Andre Thibault
Pepe Danza

Silk Road Music (Contemporary Chinese)

This fabulous Vancouver-based husband and wife duo introduces audiences to different cultures through music. Qiu Xia He is a virtuoso on the pipa, a Chinese lute with a wide range of expression. Multi-instrumentalist Andre Thibault plays guitar, oud, and percussion. The duo’s innovative approach uses classical Chinese music to promote cultural li... more info
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